Friday, 27 July 2012

Gorleston Groynes

Gorleston-On-Sea, also known colloquially as Gorleston, is a settlement in Norfolk in the United Kingdom, forming part of the larger town of Great Yarmouth. Situated at the mouth of the River Yare it was a port town at the time of the Domesday Book. The port then became a centre of fishing for herring along with salt-pans used for the production of salt to preserve the fish. In Edwardian times fishing industry rapidly declined and its role changed that of a seaside resort.

Dereham Cornfield Poppies

Poppies in a corn field near Dereham and given a canvas effect finish.

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Grasses silhouetted against the sky, Holkham Beach, North Norfolk.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

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Tuesday, 17 July 2012


I opened the gallery on July 3rd, something ive wanted to do for a long time. We are at 4 Market Place,Dereham,NR19 2AW next to the cinema and open Tuesday to Saturday.


This strange tree with its face shape is growing in the town centre.


Salthouse on the North Norfolk Coast.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Lacy Phacelia

This beautiful wild flower was found growing with poppies. This is an annual herb which grows erect to a maximum height near 100 centimeters. The wild form is glandular and coated in stiff hairs. The leaves are mostly divided into smaller leaflets deeply and intricately cut into toothed lobes, giving them a lacy appearance. The very hairy inflorescence is a one-sided curving or coiling cyme of bell-shaped flowers in shades of blue and lavender. Each flower is just under a centimeter long and has protruding whiskery stamens.


Poppy fields near Swaffham.


Sunset over Pembrokeshire coast.


Our trip to Skomer Island was a wet and foggy day, certainly not the day to obtain decent images of Puffins.

The Bleeding Yew,Nevern

The Bleeding Yew tree at Nevern 'bleeds' an unidentifiable red liquid that has baffled scientists and arborists for years. The liquid trickles down the bole and as it does it congeals and blackens. According to legend, a monk was hung from the tree and it has bled ever since. The man declared his innocence and as he did so proclaimed that: "If you hang me guiltless as I am, the tree will bleed for me". The legend also states that the tree will continue to bleed until a Welshman sits on the throne in Nevern.

Pentre Ifan, Pembrokeshire.

Pentre Ifan. This striking cromlech is composed of three large stones supporting a capstone estimated to weigh 16 tons! Nearby is a solitary standing stone.


On the River Teifi, Cenarth Falls is about 30-40 minutes by car from New Quay. With its water falls and coracle centre, you can spend a good afternoon here with it's peaceful walks along the riverbank. Watch the trout and salmon swim in the crystal clear waters. Facilities include; The White Hart, a 16th Century Public House where meals are served, Salmons Leap Cafe and Souvenir Shop or visit the Coracle Museum. During the summer months you can often see some of the local men out on the river giving demonstrations in their coracles.


Sheila took this shot of me fooling around in the town.


On our journey to Pembrokeshire we stopped off to take a look around Ledbury and pleased we did. Ledbury is an ancient borough, dating back to around 690AD. In the Domesday Book it was recorded as Liedeberge, and returned members to Parliament in the reign of Edward I. Ledbury probably takes its name from the River Leadon, on which it stands. The Old English berg (hill) has been added to the river name. The Feathers Hotel at Ledbury was a famous 16th century drover's inn.